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Mar 18, 2011 1:35am PDT
crisis. panic is palpable. passport lines long and airports jammed. thursday the u.s. government offered to evacuate u.s. citizens. >> i'm concerned because i really doesn't know the situation about the radiation. it keeps changing. >> reporter: many japanese are fleeing the stricken northeast region and moving to shelters like this one in the northwest. here they found a place on the floor to sleep and a little bit of food. but the misery from the original disaster still hangs heavy over much of japan. new video of the tsunami shows the terror the water rushed higher and relief as neighbors rescued neighbors. thank you, this woman says. i thought i was going to die. japan's top government spokesman says the country is now willing to accept help from the u.s. military in tackling the nuclear crisis and are examining exactly what next action step to take. >>> detecting a plume of radioactive particles over the pacific ocean tonight from japan and tiny particles are already falling in the bay area. this as public health officials down play a plume descending on california. that plume is be
CBS
Mar 15, 2011 1:35am PDT
for us here in california? well experts say it is highly unlikely than any radiation could reach our coast, most of it will diffuse in the air, and the rest will drop into the pacific. >> when you dissolve salt into water what happens? while delusion is not the solution in this case, it is going to make it so you really can't measure it. >> reporter: while it's unlikely we'll be exposed to 2 radiation from japan what about our own nuclear reactors here in california. are the diablo canyon and santa nobody lay plants strong enough to withstand a tsunami. well it depends who you ask. just 60 miles from the san andreas plant is the diablo canyon nuclear plant. for 25 years it has turned out electricity. they say this will withstand any earthquake up to a 7.5. >> like all u.s. nuclear reactors they are over built. >> they operate the plant supplying electricity to 1 1/2 million house holds, edison says its plant can withstand anything up to a 7.0 and it has a 30-foot wall to hold off a potential tsunami. >> when we talk about with standing, certainly you're not infeignedding to operate t
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